Monday, February 11, 2008

CASTLE IN NEW YORK ???


During a trade show in New York a few years ago I had a chance to wander around the City. I was fascinated by the tremendous variety of architecture on every corner. Many times the backsides of the buildings were more interesting to me than the slick facades on the busy streets. This round tower gave me the feeling of West Side Story. I almost expected to see the Jets break out in song and dance, or maybe Maria singing on that balcony.
To get a closer view remember to click on the picture.
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21 comments:

Olivier said...

c'est ce qui le fait le charme de NYC, c'est que l'on découvre une nouvelle architecture a chaque coin de rue. Alors bientôt un château ? pourquoi pas ;o)

These are what is the charm of NYC is that we discover a new architecture every street corner. So soon a castle? Why not ;o)

evlahos said...

very interesting building

oldmanlincoln said...

It is interesting the tower roof is covered. I guess a new roof is beyond the means of the castle keeper. Nice shot.

Steve Buser said...

An unkempt castle. Perfect West Side story back drop. Interesting stuff.
--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

lv2scpbk said...

It looks quite old.

bluemountainmama said...

that is unique. i've never been to new york city, but i'd like to someday. hope you're having a good week.....

Ex-Shammickite said...

When you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way, from your first cigarette to your last dying day.... Yep, it's the perfect setting for a rumble!

BTW no baby yet!

Dorothée said...

Hi there! Interesting! Hard to believe this building is in the heart of NYC.
We'll be visiting this week-end, so we should make a detour to see this castle.
Have a great day.

RuneE said...

I haven't been to NY, but I know the feeling from many other places. Lately I have started to "play tourist" in my own home town in the same way I do when visiting large cities like Paris or Barcelona - look for the little details. They are there if you look for them.

Thank you for nice comments!

sheoflittlebrain said...

This "castle" is so interesting! I can't help speculating on the original use..a converted silo maybe?

Beverly said...

that's quite the photo. You find the most unusual building to photograph.

Still said...

Astonishing architecture!

joan said...

Cool looking building. I love the look of it.

Sidney said...

Nice mix of interesting architecture.

Larry D said...

Cities like NY have thousands of great places like this, not all on the tourist trail. Great shot.

AVCR8TEUR said...

That's unusual to have a covering over the roof. I've only seen that during the winter when people try to keep the heating costs down.

Neva said...

This is charming.

CG said...

your picture encapsulates so much that i love about New York. i can't wait to go back. You are so right about the backs of buildings often being more exciting than the fronts (a bit like some people? LOL)

annulla said...

Well, I can't say that I recognize the building but ... I just met a girl named Maria ... and suddenly that naaaaame will never be the saaaaame to meeeeee.

Sorry, couldn't resist.


Blather From Brooklyn

tsduff said...

Nice picture. Last time I was in NY last summer we saw an old water tower which looked similar. I'll have to dig up that picture. You never know what you shall find in NY.

Meg in Nelson said...

Fascinating. Never been to New York but from everything I've seen and read, it looks like an architecture-lover's heaven, (as well a lot of other lovers'.)